Nintendo has sent out a reminder on Twitter to let people know that the Nintendo Online subscription service still exists, and is coming soon.
The online service for Nintendo Switch, which runs at about $20 a year for one person, will be launching in the second half of September. That means the service’s launch is a little over a month away. The tweet included info we already knew such as cloud saves available for compatible games, but Nintendo hasn’t included a list as of yet.
#NintendoSwitchOnline will launch in the second half of September. The service provides access to online play & Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games and a growing library of NES titles with added online play.https://t.co/74Hzxk9spt pic.twitter.com/JtNgmjnilE
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 10, 2018
Games that are currently free to play online such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, and Mario Tennis Aces will require a subscription for online play once the service goes live next month.
While we’re on the topic of the Nintendo Switch Online service, it’s weird how there’s still no real details on the service, other than we have to have this to play online. As of now, we know that we can have cloud saves and special offers, but Nintendo hasn’t expanded upon this. You can go to the Nintendo Switch Online official page and several parts of the website will say “details coming soon.” And the service launches in a month!
It makes me feel like Nintendo may be unprepared to launch or they still don’t have the special benefits set in stone. They haven’t even listed all the NES games available at launch. Hopefully, we’ll get a surprise Nintendo Direct that will detail the benefits of becoming a Nintendo Switch Online member other than simply to play online. I just hope this new service will help to create a better, more stable online experience.
In the meantime, if you already own a Nintendo Switch, be sure to take the time to enjoy these games while online play is still free.
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